Iran lashes US on nuclear deal
IRAN has complained to the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehension Plan of Action (JCPOA) about sanctions the US imposed on Iran in July, saying they breached Tehran’s nuclear deal with major powers, the country’s speaker of parliament said yesterday.
The JCPOA was created to oversee implementation of the nuclear deal clinched in 2015 between Iran and six major powers, including the US. The deal led to the lifting of most sanctions against Tehran in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.
But the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions on six Iranian firms late last month for their role in development of a ballistic missile program, after Tehran launched a rocket capable of putting a satellite in orbit.
The US Senate also voted on the same day to impose new sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea.
The sanctions target Iran’s missile programmes and human rights abuses. Reuters